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A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship

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Abbotsford Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries

The Abbotsford Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for students at participating secondary schools in the Abbotsford School district. To apply, grade 12 students should contact their school counselling centre.  All applications must be submitted in early March.


The Agorapulse Social Media Management Scholarship

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 Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

AEBC offers scholarships each year to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary school students.Attending a post-secondary programme (college, university or vocational) within the period of September to April, with a full-time course load or at a 40% course load when accompanied by an explanation. Students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels as well as those in training programs, educational upgrading, and taking courses in the performing arts are encouraged to apply.
 
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Ann Davis Transition Society's Laurel Lang Memorial Bursary

Available to: A single parent who is a full-time student in a social services discipline and planning to work in the field of abuse prevention benefiting a diverse population.

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Association of Professional Biologists Scholarship

Available to: A student who is the son or daughter, spouse, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson of a member in good standing of the Association, or a student member of the APB, or Biologist in Training, or an R.P. Bio, in good standing, who is returning to university to pursue a higher degree.

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Automotive Industries Association of Canada Scholarships

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award

AIA and the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program


Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc.

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Barry Sullivan Q. C. Memorial Bursary

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Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada Scholarships

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B.C. Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award

Open doors, go places with a BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award. The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1,000 - $5,000 for Aboriginal learners.

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B.C. Arts Council Scholarship Awards Program

Available to:  Students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are registered in first or second year at a recognized university or community college program in one of the following disciplines:  theatre, dance, music, visual arts and crafts, film and video, creative writing, arts administration, or museological and conservation studies.

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B.C. Cattlemen's Association

The Cattlemen's Martin Riedemann Society administers several bursaries, grants and scholarships on behalf of the ranching industry.

Available to: Children and grandchildren of a BCAA member to further their education in whichever field they desire.

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British Columbia Environment Industry Association (BCEIA) Student Scholarships Program

Applicants must be residents of British Columbia and plan to enroll at BC universities, colleges or technical institutes.

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B.C. Historical Federation Scholarship

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B.C. Native Women's Association

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 B.C. Paraplegic Foundation Awards

The B.C. Paraplegic Foundation (BCPF) provides bursaries of varying amounts each fall to individuals with a spinal cord injury to suport them with their post-secondary education.    

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Brian Grant Award 

Available to: Students who are currently enrolled in a full-time university program and have completed at least one undergraduate year in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management, industry product stewardship or recycling.

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BluEarth Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES)

Available to: Applicants must be a member of an Aboriginal community (band or settlement), including First Nations, Metis and Inuit; a resident of Canada; and pursuing full-time studies at an accredited Canadian trades or technical school, college or university.

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Brokerfish Scholarship

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Dick Martin Scholarship Award

Available to: Students registered, full or part time, in occupational health and safety-related programs at Canadian colleges and universities. The program must lead to an OH&S certificate, diploma or degree.

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Canada Council for the Arts 

The Canada Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, media arts, music, theatre, writing and publishing, interdisciplinary work and performance art, and the visual arts.  All programs are accessible to Aboriginal artists or arts organizations, and artists or arts organizations from diverse cultural or regional communities. 

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Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Fellowships and Awards

CFUW offers multiple awards to women pursuing graduate studies and fellowships.

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Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW): Comox Valley Bursary

Available to: Women who have completed grade 12 in the Comox Valley and are beginning the second or a subsequent year of a program leading to a first degree offered by an accredited Canadian university or college. 

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Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW: Parksville/Qualicum 

CFUW Parksville/Qualicum Memorial Award

James Craig Reid Memorial Scholarship

Return to School Bursary for Women

Postgraduate Scholarship

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Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW: White Rock Surrey Bursary Foundation 

Surrey, White Rock, and Langley women, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply for these bursaries. The purpose of these bursaries is to assist women to further their education in an increasingly competitive workplace.

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Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Awards

Many awards are designed to assist directly with formal education and others for more general assistance with equipment, support and life experiences.

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Canadian National Railways Diversity Scholarships

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CanHELP Loan Program

The Canadian Higher Education Loan Program (CanHELP) was developed to provide funding for Canadian students studying in the United States and abroad.

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Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. Education Bursaries

Available to: A student 17 years and older, with Cerebral Palsy, that is currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning and is planning to continue their studies the following term.

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Chilliwack Community Arts Council

The Rod Hudson Scholarship Award
The Mary Elizabeth Allan Memorial Award (Theatre Arts only)
The Jenny Child Memorial Award


Ch'Nook Scholars Program

Available to: All Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time business diploma or degree programs at post-secondary institutions in BC.

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Clearly.ca Scholarship Program

Available to: Full time students enrolled in accredited Canadian colleges and universities with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Credit Union Foundation of B.C. Bursary Program

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The Crescent Electric Sustainability Scholarship

Available to: Students graduating high school or in college and between the ages of 16 and 22.

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The Dalton Camp Award

Available to:  Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada may enter this essay contest except members of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering Committee, retained consultants or business associates, and members of the Selection Committee; as well as their immediate family members.  Previous winners are ineligible.

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Dream Fund Bursaries for Former Youth in Care

Available to:Young people in and from care who wish to pursue their education at the post-secondary level with the financial costs of tuition, books and supplies who are planning to attend, or are already attending, a designated post-secondary academic institution.

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Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)

Available to: Part-time and full-time ECE students attending public post-secondary institutions. Priority is given to Aboriginal students, or students enrolled in ECE programs with an Aboriginal focus or working to achieve an infant/toddler educator designation.

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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Available to: Talented young artists in the early stages of their careers. Awards are limited to candidates working in the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture. Work must be representational or figurative — abstract or non-representational art is precluded by the terms of the Foundation's Charter. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting their application

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Ellen Bell YMCA Memorial Scholarship

Available to:  A student registered in college or university pursuing a career in Marketing and Advertising. Ellen Bell will be remembered for the "boundless energy, intelligence, kindness, and willingness to commit herself to the betterment of the community". The scholarship will be granted an individual or individuals who demonstrates the above qualities. All candidates must be available for an interview in Vancouver.

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Envision Financial Education Awards

Available to:  Students who are members of Envision Credit Union and who have been members in good standing for one full year prior to the application deadline.  Children and grandchildren of the Directors and Senior Executives of Envision Credit Union, and staff are excluded from the competition.

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First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program

Available to: Post-secondary students of Aboriginal ancestry (status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit).  Applicants must have resided in B.C. for six months or more at the time of application (not including attendance at post-secondary institution). Applicants registered full-time (at least 3 full credit courses per term) in a minimum two-year academic program at any recognized post-secondary institution.

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Flight Network Fly High Scholarship

Available to: Canadian and U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. university or college.

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Foreign Government Awards Program

Available to:  Graduate students (and those completing a first degree and intending to go on to do graduate studies) who are Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for a scholarship to study or do research abroad in all disciplines.

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4-H Entrance Scholarships

Available to: British Columbia 4-H members pursuing a post-secondary education.

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Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians

Available to:  A native Canadian (status or non-status Indian, Metis or Inuit) who is studying journalism at a Canadian university or community college or who is actively involved in a university or college student newspapers.  The scholarship is open to both French and English-speaking native Canadians.

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Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships

Available to:  Any women who is currently an active Member of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada and who is pursuing further education.

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Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) Scholarships and Bursaries

Available to: Health Science Association members or their children under the age of 25.

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Holstein Canada Education Awards

Available to:  Students who are a regular or junior member of Holstein Canada, or a son/daughter of a member.  Must have completed at least one year of university/college (or Cegep in Quebec) and returning to school with the calendar year.

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Husky Oil Aboriginal Educational Awards

Available to:  Aboriginal people (Inuit, Metis, Status or Non-Status Indian) who will be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in programs leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.

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Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program

Available to: Students who, after completing one year (minimum of 30 credits) or two years (minimum of 54 credits) of study at a BC public-post secondary institution, must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

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Imperial Oil Indigenous Educational Awards

Available to: Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry (Indian- status and non-status, Inuit, or Metis). Must be pursuing post-secondary studies in disciplines relevant to the petroleum industry (eg. engineering, geology, geophysics, accounting, computer science, secretarial, petroleum technologies).

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Indspire - Building Brighter Futures

Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Indspire offers a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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Interior Logging Association Member Scholarships

The ILA awards four scholarships annually to students preparing for a bright, beautiful future in BC’s forest industry.

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The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society provides scholarships and financial awards to help British Columbia post-secondary students achieve their educational goals.

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Joint Diversity and Training Trust Scholarship

UFCW Local 1518 and the Overwaitea Food Group are committed to celebrating and promoting diversity in the communities that we serve. We help students who share this commitment by offering the Joint Diversity Scholarship. Up to 10 - $1000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their community.

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KPMG's Indigenous Student Awards

Available to: Encourage and assist First Nations and Aboriginal students in the pursuit of post-secondary education in the fields of Business, Economics, Political Science, Law or First Nation Financial Administration.

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The Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarships

Two scholarships are offered to an individual in a post graduate degree program in agriculture, veterinary medicine, journalism and/or communications at a recognized university, leading to a career in the field of agriculture.

Four scholarships are offered to individuals in an undergraduate degree program in agriculture, veterinary medicine, journalism and/or communications at a recognized university, leading to a career in the field of agriculture. The successful applicant will already have completed a minimum of one year in his or her major field of studies.

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Kenn Borek Memorial Scholarship

Available to: A Canadian Citizen residing in the Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, British Columbia or Alberta who has a Grade 12 diploma or equivalency and is between the ages of 18 and 30 and has been accepted  into a pilot or aircraft maintenance training program at an accredited post-secondary institution.

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Kin Canada Bursaries

A program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Board of Trustees

Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Also, applicants must be full-time students in the process of graduating from high school, or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution. 

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The Leonard Foundation Financial Assistance Program

Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and registered in a Canadian University or a college affiliated thereto. The university must be a member of the Association of Colleges and Universities in Canada (AUCC) and have a policy of unrestricted access except for academic standing.

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Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary 

Available to: BC adults, 20 years or older, who are living with mental illness or addiction.

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The Lyle Makowsky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

Available to: A Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is active in Canadian sports; as an athlete, practitioner (coach, official, administrator) or educator (teacher, university or college faculty, etc.). If an athlete, must be engaged in post secondary education.

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MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund

Available to: A Canadian student who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired-driving crash and are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program.

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Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG)

Available to: A woman from a developing country who has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the US or Canada for the full academic year in which the application is submitted and intend to be enrolled for the subsequent year covered by the grant. 

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Mary Elizabeth Allan Memorial Award

Applicant must be prepared to pursue full time education in the Fine Arts Field which includes visual, performing and literary arts or a multimedia discipline with a qualified instructor, a Professional Company or a recognized Post-Secondary Institution; Applicant must be a past or present resident of Chilliwack and currently in high school graduating year or over 18 years of age; Applicants are eligible to receive one Chilliwack Community Arts Council award per year.

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Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Award - B.C. Teachers' Federation

Available to: A student completing his/her final year of the Bachelor of Education degree in elementary and secondary school teaching, in each of the seven approved teacher education programs. Recipients of the award are those students who are considered by the dean of the Faculty of Education, and director of the division concerned (elementary or secondary) to be the outstanding student in the graduating class.

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Mazin & Associates, PC Bi-Annual Entrance Scholarship

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Mensa Canada Scholarship Program

Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, accredited by the applicable provincial Ministry of Education; must be 18 years old.

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The Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship

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My Visa Source Annual Scholarship

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